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New Mexico State Senate elections, 2000

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Elections for the office of the New Mexico State Senate consisted of a primary Election Day on June 6, 2000, and a general election on November 7, 2000.

Campaign contributions

During the 2000 election, the total contributions to the Senate candidates was $3,276,213. The top 10 contributors were:[1]

List of Candidates

District 1

Democratic Party June 6 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for this district.
Republican Party June 6 GOP primary:
  • William E. Sharer: 1,655 Approveda
  • Sherry L. Galloway: 1,378

November 7 General election candidates:

Republican Party William E. Sharer: 10,232 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Ronald E. Barrett: 2,276

District 2

Democratic Party June 6 Democratic primary:
  • Darla Whitney-Welles: 1,461 Approveda
Republican Party June 6 GOP primary:
  • Allen Hurt: 1,745 Approveda
  • R.L. Stockard: 1,361

November 7 General election candidates:

Republican Party Allen Hurt: 9,234 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Darla Whitney-Welles: 4,899

District 3

Democratic Party June 6 Democratic primary:
  • Virginia L. Bitsilly: 1,022
  • John Pinto: 3,125 Approveda
Republican Party June 6 GOP primary:
  • Jimmie Garnenez, Sr.: 823 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Republican Party Jimmie Garnenez, Sr.: 2,327
Democratic Party John Pinto: 8,080 Green check mark transparent.png

District 4

Democratic Party June 6 Democratic primary:
  • R. David Pederson: 1,095
  • Lidio G. Rainaldi: 1,902 Approveda
  • Clara B. Chicharello: 831
Republican Party June 6 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for this district.

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Lidio G. Rainaldi: 6,862 Green check mark transparent.png

District 5

Democratic Party June 6 Democratic primary:
  • Richard C. Martinez: 4,030 Approveda
  • David Victor Cordova: 931
  • Arthur H. Rodarte: 2,976
Republican Party June 6 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for this district.

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Richard C. Martinez: 10,751 Green check mark transparent.png

District 6

Democratic Party June 6 Democratic primary:
  • Carlos R. Cisneros: 3,990 Approveda
  • F. R. Bob Romero: 3,364
Republican Party June 6 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for this district.

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Carlos R. Cisneros: 11,745 Green check mark transparent.png

District 7

Democratic Party June 6 Democratic primary:
  • Al Lopez: 3,426 Approveda
Republican Party June 6 GOP primary:
  • Patrick H. Lyons: 2,059 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Republican Party Patrick H. Lyons: 10,489 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Al Lopez: 4,761

District 8

Democratic Party June 6 Democratic primary:
  • Pete Campos: 5,219 Approveda
Republican Party June 6 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for this district.

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Pete Campos: 10,796 Green check mark transparent.png

District 9

Democratic Party June 6 Democratic primary:
  • Brad L. Hays: 2,633 Approveda
Republican Party June 6 GOP primary:
  • Steve Komadina: 2,348 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Republican Party Steve Komadina: 11,703 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Brad L. Hays: 9,532

District 10

Democratic Party June 6 Democratic primary:
  • Janice D. Paster: 2,382 Approveda
  • Gary A. Van Valin: 586
Republican Party June 6 GOP primary:
  • Ramsay L. Gorham: 2,074 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Republican Party Ramsay L. Gorham: 9,209 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Janice D. Paster: 7,907

District 11

Democratic Party June 6 Democratic primary:
  • Linda M. Lopez: 1,842 Approveda
  • David R. Benavidez: 857
Republican Party June 6 GOP primary:
  • Richard Ray Sanchez: 598 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Republican Party Richard Ray Sanchez: 3,262
Democratic Party Linda M. Lopez: 6,976 Green check mark transparent.png

District 12

Democratic Party June 6 Democratic primary:
  • Richard M. Romero: 2,269 Approveda
Republican Party June 6 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for this district.

November 7 General election candidates:

Republican Party Carlton R. Pennington: 2,742
Democratic Party Richard M. Romero: 7,826 Green check mark transparent.png

District 13

Democratic Party June 6 Democratic primary:
  • Dede Feldman: 2,931 Approveda
Republican Party June 6 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for this district.

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Dede Feldman: 10,229 Green check mark transparent.png

District 14

Democratic Party June 6 Democratic primary:
  • Andy C. Padilla: 581
  • Tony D. Padilla: 591
  • Manny M. Aragon: 1,329 Approveda
Republican Party June 6 GOP primary:
  • James R.R. Nessle: 271
  • Bill M. Paiz: 272 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Republican Party Bill M. Paiz: 3,682
Democratic Party Manny M. Aragon: 4,573
Democratic Party Hector Correa (Write-In): 3

District 15

Democratic Party June 6 Democratic primary:
  • Andrew D. Mills: 2,223 Approveda
Republican Party June 6 GOP primary:
  • Norman Ken Whiton: 1,206
  • Helen Diane Snyder: 1,351 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Republican Party Helen Diane Snyder: 7,958 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Andrew D. Mills: 6,917

District 16

Democratic Party June 6 Democratic primary:
  • Carmie Lynn Toulouse: 960
  • Cisco McSorley: 1,898 Approveda
Republican Party June 6 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for this district.

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Cisco McSorley: 11,084 Green check mark transparent.png

District 17

Democratic Party June 6 Democratic primary:
  • Shannon Robinson: 1,446 Approveda
Republican Party June 6 GOP primary:
  • Mary Agnes Gilbert: 922 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Republican Party Mary Agnes Gilbert: 3,584
Democratic Party Shannon Robinson: 5,169 Green check mark transparent.png

District 18

Democratic Party June 6 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for this district.
Republican Party June 6 GOP primary:
  • Mark L. Boitano: 2,299 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Republican Party Mark L. Boitano: 10,971 Green check mark transparent.png

District 19

Democratic Party June 6 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for this district.
Republican Party June 6 GOP primary:
  • Sue Wilson: 2,474 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Republican Party Sue Wilson: 12,917 Green check mark transparent.png

District 20

Democratic Party June 6 Democratic primary:
  • William H. Payne: 2,452 Approveda
Republican Party June 6 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for this district.

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party William H. Payne: 12,228 Green check mark transparent.png

District 21

Democratic Party June 6 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for this district.
Republican Party June 6 GOP primary:
  • Richard K. Murray: 1,284
  • Mariah C. Davis: 500
  • David L. Quintana: 214
  • Victor R. Marshall: 812
  • Kent L. Cravens: 1,478 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Republican Party Kent L. Cravens: 17,866 Green check mark transparent.png

District 22

Democratic Party June 6 Democratic primary:
  • Leonard Tsosie: 3,403 Approveda
Republican Party June 6 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for this district.

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Leonard Tsosie: 9,229 Green check mark transparent.png

District 23

Democratic Party June 6 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for this district.
Republican Party June 6 GOP primary:
  • Joseph J. Carraro: 2,404 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Republican Party Joseph J. Carraro: 15,571 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Ronald E. Bjornstad: 3,258

District 24

Democratic Party June 6 Democratic primary:
  • Rudy 'froggy' Fernandez: 1,939
  • Nancy Rodriguez: 3,193 Approveda
Republican Party June 6 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for this district.

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Nancy Rodriguez: 11,075 Green check mark transparent.png

District 25

Democratic Party June 6 Democratic primary:
  • Letitia Montoya: 3,225
  • Roman M. Maes III: 3,559 Approveda
Republican Party June 6 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for this district.

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Roman M. Maes III: 12,720 Green check mark transparent.png
Green Party Ann Tyner Gleason: 7,638

District 26

Democratic Party June 6 Democratic primary:
  • Bernadette M. Sanchez: 1,861 Approveda
Republican Party June 6 GOP primary:
  • Jerry Daniele: 1,093 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Republican Party Jerry Daniele: 5,368
Democratic Party Bernadette M. Sanchez: 9,487 Green check mark transparent.png

District 27

Democratic Party June 6 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for this district.
Republican Party June 6 GOP primary:
  • Stuart Ingle: 1,015 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Republican Party Stuart Ingle: 6,221 Green check mark transparent.png

District 28

Democratic Party June 6 Democratic primary:
  • Ben D. Altamirano: 9,169 Approveda
Republican Party June 6 GOP primary:
  • Richard J. Choate: 2,502 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Republican Party Richard J. Choate: 6,017
Democratic Party Ben D. Altamirano: 9,339 Green check mark transparent.png

District 29

Democratic Party June 6 Democratic primary:
  • Michael Steven Sanchez: 3,642 Approveda
Republican Party June 6 GOP primary:
  • David C. Chavez: 1,890 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Republican Party David C. Chavez: 7,541
Democratic Party Michael Steven Sanchez: 8,597 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Alfred Bennett, III: 641

District 30

Democratic Party June 6 Democratic primary:
  • Joseph A Fidel: 703 Approveda
Republican Party June 6 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for this district.

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Joseph A Fidel: 2,677 Green check mark transparent.png

District 31

Democratic Party June 6 Democratic primary:
  • Cynthia Nava: 1,267 Approveda
Republican Party June 6 GOP primary:
  • Samuel Reyes: 472 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Republican Party Samuel Reyes: 3,759
Democratic Party Cynthia Nava: 5,466 Green check mark transparent.png

District 32

Democratic Party June 6 Democratic primary:
  • Timothy Zeph Jennings: 990 Approveda
Republican Party June 6 GOP primary:
  • Henry Zuniga: 705 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Republican Party Henry Zuniga: 3,398
Democratic Party Timothy Zeph Jennings: 4,928 Green check mark transparent.png

District 33

Democratic Party June 6 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for this district.
Republican Party June 6 GOP primary:
  • Rod Adair: 2,559Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Republican Party Rod Adair: 10,326 Green check mark transparent.png

District 34

Democratic Party June 6 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for this district.
Republican Party June 6 GOP primary:
  • Don Kidd: 1,469 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Republican Party Don Kidd: 9,955 Green check mark transparent.png

District 35

Democratic Party June 6 Democratic primary:
  • John Arthur Smith: 1,966 Approveda
Republican Party June 6 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for this district.

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John Arthur Smith: 9,346 Green check mark transparent.png

District 36

Democratic Party June 6 Democratic primary:
  • Mary Jane M. Garcia: 2,012 Approveda
Republican Party June 6 GOP primary:
  • Maria S. Sutton: 567
  • John S. Townsend III: 630 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Republican Party John S. Townsend III: 4,875
Democratic Party Mary Jane M. Garcia: 6,876 Green check mark transparent.png

District 37

Democratic Party June 6 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for this district.
Republican Party June 6 GOP primary:
  • Leonard Lee Rawson: 1,947 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Republican Party Leonard Lee Rawson: 9,050 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Vincent Dovydaitis, Jr.: 3,645

District 38

Democratic Party June 6 Democratic primary:
  • Mary K. Papen: 1,319 Approveda
  • E. Shirley Baca: 1,110
Republican Party June 6 GOP primary:
  • Narendra N. Gunaji: 791 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Republican Party Narendra N. Gunaji: 4,514
Democratic Party Mary K. Papen: 6,560 Green check mark transparent.png

District 39

Democratic Party June 6 Democratic primary:
  • Phil Griego: 2,974 Approveda
  • Elizabeth 'Liz' Stefanics: 2,681
Republican Party June 6 GOP primary:
  • Robert H. Skigen: 1,603 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Republican Party Robert H. Skigen: 7,088
Democratic Party Phil Griego: 9,108 Green check mark transparent.png

District 40

Democratic Party June 6 Democratic primary:
  • Mable M. Frary: 1,215 Approveda
Republican Party June 6 GOP primary:
  • Dianna J. Duran: 2,584 Approveda
  • George T. Caruso: 441

November 7 General election candidates:

Republican Party Dianna J. Duran: 9,186 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Mable M. Frary: 4,104

District 41

Democratic Party June 6 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for this district.
Republican Party June 6 GOP primary:
  • Carroll H. Leavell: 763 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Republican Party Carroll H. Leavell: 4,574 Green check mark transparent.png

District 42

Democratic Party June 6 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for this district.
Republican Party June 6 GOP primary:
  • Shirley M. Bailey: 1,720 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Republican Party Shirley M. Bailey: 9,149 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party John D. Norris (Write-In): 726

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